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Catch-Up Funding

Overview

Year 7 Catch up funding is an initiative introduced by the Government to ensure that students that have underperformed at Key Stage 2 have the ability to have extra support in which to make the progress that should have been made in primary school.  Previously, the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch‐up premium provided schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The figures were calculated using Key Stage 2 provisional data and the autumn school census data. The academy now receives the funding that it received in 2015/16 but adjusted to take into account the size of the new year 7 cohort.

At The Sutton Academy the catch up premium funding is clearly identifiable within the academy budget and the impact of intervention is monitored.  The academy is accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of eligible pupils and the Principal reports to the governing body and parents on how effective the interventions have been in achieving its aims.

Eligible Pupils 2017-18

Total number of students on roll in year 7 = 216

Pupils eligible for Catch-up premium 2017-18 = 103 (48% of the year group)

Reading Only Maths Only Both
Number of pupils Percentage of cohort Number of pupils Percentage of cohort Number of pupils Percentage of cohort
37 17% 26 12% 40 19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funding Allocation: £19,841

Strategies

Strategies to meet the needs of pupils eligible for catch up premium at The Sutton Academy are informed by academic research.  The academy assesses the individual needs of eligible pupils, and spends the funding allocation on targeted support through:

Literacy

  • Reading books purchased and given out to all students with reading score of below 100.
  • Targeted Ready to Learn literacy groups to raise reading ages.
  • Lexia on line intervention programme.
  • Extraction groups for an intense 6 week intervention programme Literacy- Vernon and Salford Tests are carried out three times across the year and show impact through reading and spelling ages.
  • Ready to learn intervention extraction groups in English.
  • KS5 paired reading programme.

Numeracy

  • Extraction groups for an intense 6 week intervention programme Numeracy.
  • Ready to learn intervention extraction groups in mathematics.
  • Numeracy Ninjas.
  • Numeracy breakfast club with additional staffing to support students.
  • Additional afterschool Catch-up sessions in English and mathematics
Catch-up Premium Funding Allocations
Reading books purchased and distributed. £561.75
Lexia on line intervention programme. £2820
Intervention extraction groups, 1:1 sessions £9000
Numeracy ninjas, resources, printing. £1,000
Numeracy breakfast club. £200
50% of TLR for leadership of Numeracy and Literacy interventions. £4,638.50
25% for leadership of KS3 achievement to coordinate the interventions. £1620.75
Total £19841

Impact

The impact of the intervention has been measured through assessment of pupils against Key Stage 2 levels, below are the proportions of those eligible for the catch-up premium who achieved a good Level 4 in mathematics or reading by the end of Year 7.

Progress of Catch Up students in English
Cohort 77

Reading Age

72% of students with Catch up Funding for Literacy were on the Lexia Programme in Y7, they were identified as their reading ages were more than 2 years below their chronological age when they started at the academy in Y7.

43.6% students had a reading age that was in line with or above their chronological age at the end of Y7

18% students had a reading age that was within 2 years below their chronological age at the end of Y7

38% students had a reading age that was more than 2 years below their chronological age at the end of Y7

Therefore 56% of the cohort is still receiving intervention either via small group literacy interventions in the SDC with L3 LSAs, or they are on the Lexia Programme still (albeit moving up levels).

% on or above target at the end of Year 7 60%
Progress of Catch Up students in Maths
Cohort 66
% on or above target at the end of Year 7 70%

Intended strategies for 2018-2019

Pupils eligible for Catch-up premium 2018-19 (Cohort 206)

Reading Only Maths Only Both
Number of pupils Percentage of cohort Number of pupils Percentage of cohort Number of pupils Percentage of cohort
21 10% 15 7% 39 19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to national funding arrangements this figure is only provisional and will be updated in the 2019/20 Catch up premium statement

Funding Allocation: £18,922

Literacy

  • Reading books purchased and given out to all students with reading score of below 100.
  • Targeted ready to learn literacy groups to raise reading ages.
  • Lexia on line intervention programme.
  • Extraction groups for an intense 6 week intervention programme Literacy- Vernon and Salford Tests are carried out three times across the year and show impact through reading and spelling ages.
  • Ready to learn intervention extraction groups in English.
  • Paired reading with KS5 students during lunch time.

Numeracy

  • Extraction groups using Symphony Maths software.
  • Pixl numeracy app for targeted students.
  • Numeracy Ninjas used in Ready to Learn.
  • Numeracy breakfast club with additional staffing to support students.
  • Additional afterschool Catch-up sessions in mathematics.
Catch-up Premium Funding Estimates
Reading books purchased and distributed. £561.75
Lexia on line intervention programme. £3849.78
Intervention extraction groups, 1:1 sessions £5000
Symphony maths software plus training £1000
Pixl numeracy app and Pixl Unlock £275
Numeracy ninjas, resources, printing. £1000
Numeracy breakfast club KS5 staffing £1000
50% of TLR for leadership of Numeracy and Literacy interventions £4,638.50
25% for leadership of KS3 achievement to coordinate interventions. £1620.75
Total £18,945.78

Strategies to meet the needs of pupils eligible for catch up premium at The Sutton Academy in the academic year 2018-2019 will include those listed above.  In addition to these the following interventions will be targeted to pupils on the basis of their needs:

  • Adapted Key Stage 3 PACE Curriculum to ensure that pupils consolidate crucial Key Stage 2 assessment objectives and provides appropriate stretch and challenge
  • Designated library and reading club at lunchtime for catch up premium pupils